For those of you who are stuck with a BYE week and need to find a DST off waivers, or for those of you who wisely play waivers for a DST ever week and play the matchups…we have compiled every DST and have developed a “Rating” to help you pick the best one.
The Rating is pretty easy to understand. We determine the average weekly score based these year to date averages (see score legend below):
Then we compare that to the similar year to date averages in the same category for the offense they face this week.
Basically, this tells us which is the best defense facing the worst offense each week and rank them. Pretty simple.
DST REST OF SEASON
In addition, we have determined the matchups for every remaining week of the season for each DST. We use the method above to calculate each remaining week score and then aggregate that over the rest of each team’s schedule.
Simply put, these are the most capable DSTs facing the least capable offenses over the remainder of the season. These are teams to target for long term holds.
Also, check out the “Playoff” Rating, which tells you which DSTs will face the weakest , most turnover prone offenses in the fantasy playoffs (W14-16).
|Scoring for Defensive Categories||Setting|
|BFB – Blocked Field Goals (ID/ST/DST)||3 points|
|BP – Blocked Punts (ID/ST/DST)||1 point|
|BXP – Blocked Extra Points (ID/ST/DST)||1 point|
|DFR – Defensive/ST Fumble Recovered (ID/DT/DST)||2 points|
|DSTPA – Points Against Defense/ST||0 – 4 DSTPAs = 6 points
5 – 9 DSTPAs = 5 points
10 – 14 DSTPAs = 4 points
15 – 19 DSTPAs = 3 points
20 – 24 DSTPAs = 2 points
25 – 29 DSTPAs = 1 point
30 – 100 DSTPAs = 0 points
|DTD – Total Defensive and Special Teams TD||6 points|
|Int – Interceptions||2 points|
|SACK – Sack||1 point|
|STY – Safety||2 points|
|YDS – Yards Allowed||0 – 149 YDSs = 6 points
150 – 199 YDSs = 5 points
200 – 249 YDSs = 4 points
250 – 299 YDSs = 3 points
300 – 349 YDSs = 2 points
350 – 399 YDSs = 1 point
400 – 500 YDSs = 0 points